Kaur’s frustration was evident when she was dismissed on 14, prompting her to vent her anger by hitting the stumps. After the match, she publicly criticized the umpiring, labeling it “pathetic”. Such actions did not go unnoticed, and the media reported that she could be fined up to 75 percent of her match fee and face a two-game suspension for her behavior on the field.
Former Indian Women’s Cricket Captain, Diana EduljiIn his column for the Indian Express, he expressed his dismay at Kaur’s behaviour, saying, “I have been watching cricket for a long time, but no one has ever seen Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur behave like this after a match. She has set a bad example for her teammates. As juniors look up to seniors, it will affect the team for a period of time.”
Edulji’s concern reflects the potential impact of Kaur’s actions on team dynamics and overall performance. As the captain, Kaur has the important responsibility of leading by example, exhibiting sportsmanship and composure in the face of challenges.
Kaur’s demeanor took a downward turn when she heard her suggestion that the umpires join the Bangladesh team in the post-match presentation. The move led to the Bangladesh players abstaining from a joint photo session, which led to further criticism.
Indian Men’s World Cup Winner, Madan Lal“Harmanpreet’s behavior against Bangladesh women’s team was pathetic. She is not bigger than the game. She has given Indian cricket a very bad name. BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) should take very strict disciplinary action.”
(with inputs from AFP)